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A place to help you make new things with the Library of Congress’ digital collections.

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Labs will have a growing and changing selection of experiments, projects, events and resources to encourage creative use and connections with the Library of Congress. This is a space for us to try things in public, create community, and invite you to experiment, too. Some projects will turn into production applications, some will be retired, and some will get picked up, repurposed, and shared. Either way, please expect hiccups, mistakes, and impermanence.

About Us

National Digital Initatives

We’re a small team that wants to help explore the possibilities in our digital collections, encourage innovation, and collaborate with other cultural heritage organizations.  Labs is our home.

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